OSHA QUICK FACTS
From OSHA website and updated every Monday
- Existing OSHA standards apply to protecting workers from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
- Signs and symptoms of infection with COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
- Some people who get the COVID-19 may experience only mild illness. However, the virus can also cause severe respiratory disease and death.
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
- COVID-19 cases in the United States include cases among travelers, cases among close contacts of a known case, and community-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown.
- As of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. CDC and the U.S. Department of State provide the latest information for travelers.
NORTH DAKOTA SPECIFIC RESOURCES
- ND Department of Health
- ND Office of the Governor
- Your Local Public Health
Find links to your local public health website at www.ndhealth.gov/localhd
WEBINARS & VIDEOS
- COVID-19 Safety for Schools: Classroom Considerations
- COVID-19 Safety for Schools: Operations & Transportation Considerations
- Reopening During COVID-19: Safety & Planning Considerations Disclaimer: This webinar was recorded April 30, 2020, prior to the Governor updating North Dakota’s status to Green/Low Risk. This could impact guidance on safety measures. For questions or updated guidance, please call 701-223-6372.
- Click here to watch Part 1 – reviews employee exposure guidelines to COVID-19, different business categories, items to consider before opening back up, and NDDOH Assessment for COVID-19.
- Click here to watch Part 2 – discusses policy changes during COVID-19, respirators versus masks, PPE tips, temperature checks, ND Smart Restart: distancing and spacing, tasks to consider during first days of opening, daily cleaning practices, and cleaning and disinfecting during this pandemic.
- Click here to watch Part 3 – discusses ongoing mitigation efforts during COVID-19 and different checklist for types of businesses.
- Resources Referenced During the Course:
- Ergonomics Tips For Your Work-At-Home Space
- Coronavirus: What You Need to Know (Recording), National Safety Council & CDC
- Video Series: Navigating Coronavirus
Dr. Terry Lyles, a keynote speaker at our 2019 conference, has put together a video series to help businesses and employees identify and manage obstacles during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to view the 11-part series.
- Restoring Your Resilience (Recording), Dean Heffta
Dean Heffta was a highly sought after speaker at our 2020 Safety & Health Conference. During this recorded webinar, he’ll introduce tools to help you navigate these seas and how the five practices of personal resilience can help you regain control and better lead those around you.
COVID-19 SAFETY RESOURCES
- U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources
- National Safety Council
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration
- OSHA COVID-19 Resources
- Agricultural Worker Safety During COVID-19
- Steps to Protect Automotive Service Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus
- 10 Steps All Workplaces Can Take To Reduce Risk of Exposure To Coronavirus – English
- 9 Steps to Reducing Worker Exposure to COVID-19 in Meat, Poultry and Pork Processing and Packaging Facilities Poster
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Website
- Preparing Solutions for Qualitative Fit Testing from Available Chemicals
- Seven Steps to Correctly Wear A Respirator At Work (May 5, 2020)
- Social Distancing At Work
- Steps All Employers Can Take To Reduce Workers’ Risk of Contracting COVID-19
- Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019, May 19, 2019
- Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19-English
- Public Service Announcements
- Enforcement guidance for:
- Considering employers’ good faith efforts to comply with OSHA-mandated training, audits, assessments, inspections, and testing
- Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During COVID-19 Pandemic (April 24, 2020)
- Handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports (interim Enforcement Response Plan) on or after May 26, 2020
- Recording Cases of COVID-19 on or after May 26, 2020
- Required annual fit-testing in healthcare and all other industries
- Supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs)
- Use of respiratory protection equipment certified under standards of other countries
- OSHA Alert:
- Guidance for the Construction Workforce – English
- Guidance For Dental Practitioners
- Guidance for the Manufacturing Industry Workforce
- Guidance for Nursing Home and Long Term Care Facility Workers
- Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce – English
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – English
- Guidance for Restaurants & Beverage Vendors Offering Takeout or Curbside Pickup
- Guidance for Retail Pharmacies
- Guidance for Retail Workers
- Guidance on Returning to Work (June 17, 2020)
- Guidance for Rideshare, Taxi, and Car Service Workers
- Guidance for Social Distancing at Work
- Guidance for Specific Industries
- Guidance for Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers
- Joint OSHA-CDC Guidance: Manufacturing Workers and Employers
- Joint OSHA-CDC Guidance: Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers (April 26, 2020)
- Prevent Worker Exposure to COVID-19-English
ADDITIONAL TRUSTED AGENCIES FOR COVID-19 UDPATES
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- ND Division of Behavioral Health and Human Services
- Recovery Talk – 1-844-44TALK2
Talk with a trained peer support specialist in ND with lived experience in addiction to chat and receive support.
- Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990
Provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.